Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
is a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts due to hit at the end of the year after the election. the president coming off with what was widely seen as a lackluster debate performance, was in wisconsin yesterday with new found vigor. >> i want to export more products and outsource fewer jobs. >> reporter: that is a message he'll no doubt repeat at a campaign stop in virginia today. job growth is in positive territory, but not by much. and through so many months, it's been outpaced by population growth. mitt romney will be poised to strike, arguing that the unemployment rate understates the problem. >> if the same share of the workforce were engaged in looking for a job now as when the president took office, the unemployment rate wouldn't be at 8.1%, it will be 11.2%. >> reporter: both campaigns will be looking beyond today's numbers. october numbers come out on november 2nd, four days before the election. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >>> another big story developing today. health officials warn thousands more people could be at risk of getting a deadly form of meningitis. it's already
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
will actually go to schools. i spoke with the director of the maryland budget and tax policy institute. it is a nonpartisan organization and he says if voters approve the referendum, there should be close to $200 million that goes into the education trust fund. by the year 2016. >> all of the money will go to the education trust fund and will go to local schools. but the state may then use some of the money it saves because it doesn't have to use tax dollars for that school aid, and use that for health care and public safety, and parks and other good things that we depend on from the state. so it helps the state treasury. it will help the budgets. >> right. >> but it is wrong to say that it will increase education aid dollar for dollar. >> so what about job creation? that is another thing that they speak of. the ones who want you to vote in favor of this referendum. head to myfoxdc.com for our entire interview. >> massive automatic federal cuts are set to take effect in three months. one thing set to go is the bush you could pay a hefty price tag if congress doesn't renew them. accordi
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
, saying he might be willing to reduce income tax deductions for home mortgage interests. many voters are still undecided. >> i'm up in the air as to who i'm going to vote for. i have my reasons for why i'm up in the air and comes down do i want to see a better economy or lose rights. that's the way i look at it. >> i need to know which one is listening to the average person, the one who has a fixed income, the one who has minimum wage. >> colorado has nine electoral votes up for grabs. experts say this debate is very important to both candidates as they both have something to prove with voters. there will be two more debates this month. the second one october 16th. coming up in a little bit, we will be joined by fox business correspondent to talk about what viewers and the candidates can expect for tonight's debates. >>> in pennsylvania, a major victory for democrats where a judge has blocked the state's new voter i.d. law from going in effect election day. democrats said the law was a ploy to beat president obama for making it harder for minorities to vote. the judge ruled there was
Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
was respectful and devoid of any major entertaining moments. it focused on tense domestic issues like taxes, social security and medicare and the role of the federal government. the president said romney's ideas are not specific enough. >> his running mate, congressman ryan put forward a budget that reflects many of the principles that governor romney has talked about, and it wasn't very detailed. this seems to be a trend. >>reporter: and romney repeatedly accused the president of misrepresenting his positions. >> i got five boys. i'm used to people saying something that's not always true, but just keep on repeating and ultimately hoping i'll believe it, but that is not the case, all right? i will not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >>reporter: that poll -- in polls taken after the debate show mitt romney across the board is considered the winner. this is the first of three presidential debates. the next one takes place on october 16th. tony and allison. >> nicole, thank you very much. coming up at 9:30, mr. martin is learning what young adults thought of last night's deba
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
expensive at dc's food trucks. the owners had always played a flat $1500 tax but now the city is implement can the sales tax act and food trucks are no longer immune from that. they have to charge 10% on every sale. the tax went into effect yesterday and while most customers were not happy about the extra fee, it didn't seem to impact the number of people lining up for food. >>> well the holiday sales forecast is out. it is not particularly encouraging news for retailers. the national retail federation says it expects sales during the winter holiday season to rise 4.1% this year. but that's a percentage point lower than growth in each of the past two years. in fact, it is the smallest increase since 2009. but still, it is some growth. >>> still ahead, a closer look at a hot button issue in maryland, on november's ballot. whether or not to expand gambling in the state. we will examine both sides of the question seven debate. >> clear to me, tony. >> and the celebrations be combin, that the nationals clinch their division. sports is next. >> and as we head to the break, a live look outside.
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> we want to show you live pictures coming from skyfox. we have a serious accident on 95 north at 234 in dumfries. two medevacs have been called to the scene. it is a serious accident. we know at least one person has been medevaced or is about to be medevaced and another will as well, is what our understanding is. all of this happening now, 95 north is completely blocked we understand at 234. this is in dumfries. if we get more information we'll bring that to you as well. >>> the guys may make the most noise, but the nfl says 45% of the fans are women. famous faces appear in a new campaign promoting the nfl women's apparel products. one of them is the beautiful tonya snyder, wife of redskins owner dan snyder. here she is in an ad. she joins us along with chri
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
of a plan. he's calling for a $5 trillion tax cut. he's not telling people how he's going to pay for it. and i think that's really, really important for obama to say this is a program that, you know, without a basis in facts. so i think that the president shouldn't just take the incoming, but he should be fairly aggressive on the republican platform or lack thereof and go after him. >> got to talk about this new video that's come out now. it's really new old video, and jordan i'll ask you about it. it's from then senator obama in 2007 at what was his home church. got a lot of criticism for the church and reverend wright's message, and also for what is being characterized as him flipping into a more southern and let's face it, black accent here. how damaging is this? >> you know, it's not as damaging as i think a lot of republicans would like you to believe. we already know this about barack obama. he can change his accent and tone. he's said crazy things before he ran for president. i think it's going to be a nice talking point. it's a lot like when the dui thing came out with george bu
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> 8:30 on monday morning, the first day of october, 2012. and we're outside to say hello to all of the folks who decided to come by and say hello to us on a beautiful, crisp fall morning. good morning, everyone, i'm savannah guthrie alongside al roker, natalie marcellus, david gregory in for matt this week. coming up, we all like to shop. but this next story takes it further. we're going to meet a woman who says she has a shopping addiction. she says she does not know the meaning of the word "browsing" and is now facing a dangerous addiction to shopping. we'll talk to her, coming up. >>> also, wife of newt gingrich, presidential candidate. she has a new book out for children about america's rich history. we'll talk about that.